We make a good faith effort to restrict our use of your information to the bare minimum required to operate this site. To the best of our knowledge, the platform running this site (discourse) is hosted entirely locally on our own server and does not communicate with any third parties, let alone share any of your personally identifiable information.

When you register, this information (name, email, etc) will be stored in the site’s database. We also record your IP address in server logs. In addition, any content you post is stored in our database. We make every effort to maintain the cybersecurity of our server to avoid exposure of your information to bad actors.

We do use cookies, purely to enable your ability to log in to the site. As such, their purpose is ‘functional’ as defined by GDPR, and we will never use any non-essential cookies. Unfortunately the nature of the web is that we cannot (securely) provide authentication without these cookies, but these cookies will not ever be used to track you or inform advertising agencies about your behaviour.

You have the right to ask for your information to be removed at any time by sending us an express written request. We reserve the right to charge a nominal fee if required. Please note that we do store site backups as a contingency against server problems, and it is unfortunately infeasible to remove specific user’s information from these backups (due to the way in which discourse makes them), but we will endeavour to remove old backups so that within due course your information will be forgotten from these as well. These backups are stored in Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, which is used for data that is rarely—if ever—accessed, which we hope provides some reassurance that these backups are not regularly processed, nor their data used in any way.